Flash Button TutorialFlash Button Tutorial4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
here's my explanation, key words are in bold and surperflous information is in teletype, sidenotes are in italics
first and formost...
I CAN NOT STRESS ENOUGH HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT YOU MAKE SURE IT IS USING FLASH ACTION SCRIPT 2.0 (if you already made your movie in another action script like 3.0, don't worry, you can change it in the settings option in the proporties panle)
you have to draw a button like you would drawing any other object (draw it in a new layer on your last frame) you can put it a frame after your animation or on the last frame of your animation depending on weather you want the screen blank while the viewer decides if they want to click that buton and watch it again...
Next select the whole thing and convert it into a button the same way you would convert any art into a symbol. (right click > convert to symbol > select Button from the list of radio buttons)
Double click on your new button
your timeline should
How to start doin commissionsHow to start doin commissions7 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Edit: This tutorial covers aspects related only to your Deviantart gallery and Deviantart Journal. It has nothing to do with the Deviantart's newly implemented points commission system. You can take commissions without using that points system on Deviantart as long as you have paypal.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO START
When you have enough watchers and people interested in your art.
When you have a closely-bounded community around your work/gallery
How many is enough I can't say for sure, because it depends on the community around you and your work. Some artists can live on one patron, others need to live on millions of them.
For DA, I would say typically around 20,000-40,000 pageviews, at least 40-50 watchers on your DA is best before you start considering taking commissions, (because out of that 40-50, you may have 1 person willing to pay, a safer bet is 100 people.) however, if your gallery has explosiv
A Guide: Crafting a KH OCIntroduction: Good [insert time of day here], reader. First, I thank you for taking the time to take a look at this, and I hope you will find it helpful in crafting a Kingdom Hearts Original Character [KH OC]. I've noticed throughout the fandom that there's a wide range of OCs out there, from the most ridiculous flat character to a believable, interesting, and multi-dimensional creation. I hope this guide will allow such creators to craft/refine a character.A Guide: Crafting a KH OC2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Now then. I'm open to suggestions about this guide. Feel free to make suggestions.
Just because your character isn't from a world like Halloween Town or Atlantica doesn't mean there isn't a certain type of dress your character should follow. For example: Characters from Destiny Islands [both characters original to the KH series and those from Final Fantasy] often wear short- or no sleeved shirts and either shorts or loose pants. These designs are likely due to the tropical climate of the Islands. Tidus, Sel
Sea-Salt Ice Cream RecipeSea-Salt Ice Cream Recipe2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sea-Salt Ice Cream
Wire whisk or fork
Medium sized saucepan
Medium sized bowl
1 cup measure
1 teaspoon measure
Ice-cream maker or ice-pop molds or a cooler of liquid nitrogen (optional)
1 heart (optional get it)
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
blue and green food coloring (optional)
1. Re-arrange the letters of your name and add an X somewhere.
2. Crack 2 eggs into the bowl and whisk well for a few minutes. A wire whisk works best but a fork can do in a pinch.
3. Add the cup of sugar into the eggs and continue to whisk well until creamy.
4. Heat the milk in the saucepan over medium heat until warmish hot while constantly stirring with the wooden spoon (do not use a metal spoon it will scratch your pot and make the milk burn easier). The milk should be right before boiling, but do not
Character Design TutorialGENERAL ISSUES ABOUT CHARACTER DESIGNCharacter Design Tutorial4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
[New section!] Over-mirroring aka sticking too much in patterns of the original series!
INTRODUCTION: DESIGN OF CHARACTER'S LOOKS: WHAT IS ITS ROLE IN THE WHOLE CHARACTER DESIGN?
At first: No costume can save a badly made character. Your Average Joe/Jane character won't become any more interesting even if you make him/her to wear turquoise hair and odd-colored neon-color eyes. What makes character interesting is his/her INNER SIDE: his/her personality, history, skills, behavior pattern, odd traits, running gags, simply WHAT (S)HE IS. A rye bread doesn't become into a cream cake even if you put on it whipped cream and strawberries.
However, a good design may help the reader/viewer to notice, tell apart and remember the character more easily. That's why all Naruto characters are not sporting black hair and wearing those green tactical vests: if all character seemed almost similar, it would be pain for the reader to tell who of th
Art TipsI am writing this for a friend and for anyone else who may find it useful. The following treatise is by no means law or the only way to do things. It's only what I know or believe so far and it's probably not applicable to most styles except those similar to my own. Take from it what you will.Art Tips4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1.) Gesture drawings: Yeah, I know, it's one of the most annoying criticisms you'll get "you need to do more gesture drawings!" Stifle your reflex to kick them into a volcano and do it. Your art will be better for it. Try to set aside at least 15 minutes a day for gesture drawing.
2.) Draw from life: If you've been drawing or painting for any significant amount of time, you've probably heard this one too. Second verse, same as the first. Do it, your art will be better for it. Observational skills are KEY to representational art and the more you hone them, the more skilled you will become. Try to imprint on things you see around you; think of life as like a big How To catalog.
3.) Variation: Varia
Showing, Part OneShowing, Part One10 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
If you've ever taken a class in creative writing, you've no doubt heard the teacher repeat the phrase, "Show, don't tell" over and over again. While there are few hardest rules in creative writing, this persistent little mantra might be the ultimate. Teachers and writers who write about writing spout it out all the time, but what does it mean anyway? After, isn't all writing really "telling" on some level?
It's best to view "showing" not as a single technique, but a summation of the most effective writing techniques. If we know anything about poetry, it's that the best poetry usually conjures specific and concrete images. Beyond language itself, images are the meat and bones of poetry. So goes most of prose as well. The prose writer has the added duty of creating situations and characters that seem real and believable.
Showing invites the reader into the world of out poem and story. If the reader can see, smell, taste, and feel the world through our writing, the reader is more